Aleck (Alex) Charles Gale
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||14 Dec 1893|
|Place of Birth||Northam, Western Australia|
|Death||19 Jun 1945|
|Place of Death||Bayswater, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years, 2 months|
5'10½" (1.79m) tall ; 187 lbs|
84.822 kg; fair complexion ; green eyes ; fair hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr George Gale|
|Date of Enlistment||8 Mar 1916|
|Unit/Formation||28th Battalion, 13th reinforcement / 7th Brigade, 2nd Division|
|Date of Embarkation||18 Jul 1916 ‒ 9 Sep 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A48 Seang Bee|
|Date of Return||23 May 1917 ‒ 9 Jul 1917|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A33 Ayrshire|
|Fate||Returned to Australia - medical|
Jarrahdale Honour Roll |
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
|Medals||British War Medal|
Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 8 Mar 1916 and on 4 Apr 1916 was allocated to the 13th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion.
On arrival in Plymouth, England, he was sent to the 7th Training Battalion at Rollestone to prepare for the front in France. On 23 Oct 1916 he was admitted to the Fargo Military Hospital with Bronchitis, period unknown, before being again admitted to hospital on 20 Dec 1916.
In the meantime he had been debited 5 pence (4 cents) for loss of kit. On 19 Apr 1917, after a second visit to hospital, he was released to the No. 2 Command Depot at Weymouth from the Harefield Hospital, to prepare for a return to Australia with Asthma.
Discharged 16 Aug 1917 at 5th Military District.
Married Leila Veronica Pratt in Northam in 1918. Leila died 24 Nov 1983 aged 83 in Mt Lawley. Children Lance Aleck Charles (1918 - 24 Sep 2011); Alby or Grace,and Dulcie.
Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1943 at 14 Market street, Guildford, a carter
Brother 5009 Pte Aubery Edward Gale, 28th Battalion, returned to Australia 23 Jul 1919.